Jamie Figueroa Arrested after Fresno Car Accident on Elm Avenue near American Avenue

Jamie Figueroa
Jamie Figueroa Arrested after Fresno Car Accident on Elm Avenue near American Avenue

Fresno, California (November 6, 2022) – Jamie Figueroa, 66, of Fresno, was arrested after a suspected DUI collision that occurred on Friday afternoon in Fresno County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident happened at around 4:00 p.m. November 4, on Elm Avenue near American Avenue.

According to the CHP, Figueroa was driving a silver 2016 Hyundai Sonata southbound on Elm Avenue when he drifted into the northbound side and crashed head-on into an oncoming gold 2002 Pontiac Grand Am.

A 2005 Honda coupe that was traveling behind the sedan swerved to avoid the crashed vehicles and ended up in a ditch.

The man driving the Pontiac was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

A passenger in the Pontiac was taken to Community Regional Medical Center with major injuries.

Figueroa was also transported with serious injuries. He was later arrested on suspicion of DUI following the incident.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.

Original Story

Fresno, California (November 5, 2022) – One person was killed in a traffic collision that happened on Friday afternoon in Fresno, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The wreck happened at about 4:00 p.m. November 4, on Elm Avenue near American Avenue.

The CHP said a 66-year-old man was driving southbound on Elm Avenue when he swerved into the northbound side and collided head-on with an oncoming sedan.

Another vehicle traveling behind the sedan drifted into a ditch to avoid the crashed vehicles.

The driver of the sedan was pronounced deceased at a hospital.

Other parties involved in the crash sustained minor injuries.

The southbound driver was suspected of DUI.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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